In the midst of at-easiness

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In the midst of at-easiness

A hectic week has led to this, a ragged Saturday for which there had once been other plans. Those plans changed. Which opened an unexpected vista of the « unexpected. »
I could think in terms of « lost and found »: I « lost » what I had planned to do this weekend (Zen Art); I « found » what I had not planned to do (The Unexpected). However…
My experience is infinitely « other » than such thoughts. It is infinitely richer. When « plans » and expectations drop away, I am here in the midst of at-easiness. My heart is as wide as the sky tonight. What was lost and what was found?
In a book about Francis of Assisi I come upon these, among other phrases:
« Je serai riche par tout ce que je perdrai. » (I will be rich with all that I lose.)
« Dans le monde de l’esprit, c’est en faisant faillite qu’on fait fortune. » (In the spiritual world, it is through bankruptcy that our fortune is made.)

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About the Author:

Enseignante Zen et poète, Sensei Amy “Tu es cela” Hollowell est née et a grandi à Minneapolis, aux Etats-Unis. Arrivée en France en 1981 pour étudier la littérature et l’histoire, elle y est restée, s’installant à Paris, où elle élève ses deux enfants et gagne sa vie en tant que journaliste. The Zen teacher and poet Amy “Tu es cela” Hollowell Sensei was born and raised in Minneapolis, but came to France in 1981 to study literature and history and has lived in Paris ever since, raising her two children and making a living as a journalist.

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